Last weekend was our second annual Hot Chocolate Bar and Christmas Movie. We began this tradition last year after I saw oh so many cute Pinterest photos of Hot Chocolate Bars with all sorts of toppings lined up. It looked like so much fun and so easy to do.
So much of these traditions are about the anticipation and the memories. This tradition is really, just hot chocolate and a movie. Those are not once a year occurrences in our house. The magic comes in the presentation. The anticipation.
Put the date on the calendar. Count down the days. Gather the supplies together. Make it look and feel special.
You’ve heard the saying, “the devil’s in the details”? When it comes to traditions and delighting our children, I believe: “the magic is in the details”.
Isn’t it amazing how sprinkles make everything better?
This year we watched Elf, a movie that was new to all of us. It definitely had its funny parts, but I can’t say I’d want to watch in again. I much preferred last year’s Jingle All the Way. Both years I have purposely sought out humorous movies. I didn’t want anything heavy. I simply wanted a night of fun. A night together with my family. A night of new memories.
Mission accomplished until 2014.
You can read about our 2012 Hot Chocolate Bar and Christmas Movie here.